Category Archive: Projects

Feb 24 2017

A black plaque for Ramanujan, Hardy and 1,729

Simon Singh, on the new commemorative plaque at 2 Colinette Road, Putney, jointly funded by Good Thinking and the British Society for the History of Mathematics. If you have read The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, then you will know the that final chapters are all about the mathematics hidden in Futurama. I discuss the repeated …

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Feb 16 2017

Who Wants To Be A Mathematician – UK Final

On Feb 9, 2017, we held the first UK final of Who Wants To Be A Mathematician, in front of an audience of several hundred maths students attending this year’s Maths Fest. Congratulations to the six finalists, who fought through two rounds of online testing, and well done to winner Connie Bambridge-Sutton from Reigate Grammar …

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Dec 02 2016

Regulators issue new advertising guidance for osteopaths

The Advertising Standards Authority has teamed up with the General Osteopathic Council to send new guidance to over 4,800 registered osteopaths. The guidance relates to marketing claims for pregnant women, children and babies and provides examples of what kind of claims can, and can’t, be made for these patient groups. We have been concerned for …

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Oct 04 2016

NHS Wirral CCG ends funding for homeopathy

The Good Thinking Society welcomed today’s decision by NHS Wirral CCG to decommission homeopathy and Iscador services. The decision comes after months of consultation which showed overwhelming support from the public for an end to funding. Last week, a report on the consultation concluded that 95% of respondents wanted to stop homeopathy funding immediately, with just 3.7% of respondents …

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Sep 28 2016

Good Thinking welcomes NHS Wirral CCG report showing “overwhelming majority consensus” to end Homeopathy

Following a lengthy public consultation by NHS Wirral CCG on the funding of homeopathy and Iscador therapy, the CCG has published a full report  highlighting “an overwhelming majority consensus from the consultation respondents to cease funding Homeopathy and Iscador treatments in Wirral, from NHS funds.” The report will be discussed at the CCG’s Governing Body meeting on …

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Jul 19 2016

BBC acknowledges that Farming Today homeopathy coverage did not meet editorial standards

Following our complaint, the editor of BBC Radio 4 Farming Today has acknowledged that an item about the homeopathic treatment of farm animals did not meet editorial standards. The programme team was reminded of the need for accurate and balanced reporting in relation to scientific matters. The finding was published today by the BBC Editorial …

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Jul 08 2016

Vets call for a ban on homeopathic remedies for animals

In an open letter delivered to the RCVS this morning, more than 1,000 vets have called for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons to protect the welfare of animals by banning qualified vets from prescribing homeopathic remedies. The letter, written by Devon-based vet Danny Chambers, highlights the lack of evidence behind homeopathic treatments, explaining that …

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Jun 14 2016

NHS Liverpool CCG ends funding for homeopathy

The Good Thinking Society welcomed today’s decision by NHS Liverpool CCG to decommission homeopathy services. The decision comes after months of public consultation which showed overwhelming support from Liverpool residents for an end to funding. The report on the consultation, which came about after Good Thinking’s legal challenge to the CCG in February 2015, concluded that 64% of Liverpool …

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Jun 07 2016

The Good Thinking Society welcomes NHS Liverpool CCG’s report on homeopathy funding

Continued funding or end of funding to be decided on June 14 The Good Thinking Society welcomed today’s report from NHS Liverpool CCG on the subject of homeopathy, which showed overwhelming support from Liverpool residents for an end to funding. The report, which came about after Good Thinking’s legal challenge to the CCG in February …

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Feb 16 2016

Peter Popoff’s ‘prosperity gospel’ letters in full

Last year, we published details of our lengthy investigation into the faith healer Peter Popoff, including our undercover footage taken at his London show and a summary of the letters he sends out to those who sign up for his ‘miracle spring water’. Also, last month Icelandic broadcasting authority, which oversees one of the channels …

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